Mental Health Conversations - Part 1
The key people leading the conversation about mental health are: Hilary Hendel, Natasha Tracy, Dr. Denise McDermott, and David Susman.
- Hilary Handel is a social worker, a psychotherapist and the author of the award-winning book, "It’s Not Always Depression: Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self", who has also published articles on New York Times, Time and jrofessional Journals.
- Handel's website is here.
- On Facebook Hendel uses the name Hilary Jacobs Hendel Author and Blogger.
- On Twitter, she uses the handle @HilaryJHendel.
- Hendel uses hilaryjacobshendel on her Instagram page.
- Handel uses the name Hilary Jacobs Hendel on her LinkedIn page.
- Hendel's YouTube channel is here.
- In one of her videos, she describes anxiety as one of the inhibitory emotions that prevents the core emotional experiences.
- Natasha Tracy is an award-winning mental health writer and speaker who is suffering from bipolar disorder.
- Tracy has written thousands of articles on Bipolar disorder and is the author of "Lost Marbles: Insights into My Life with Depression & Bipolar."
- Tracy's website is here.
- Tracy's Twitter handle is @natasha_tracy.
- On Facebook, Tracy's page is Bipolar Burble (@BipolarBurble).
- Natasha Tracy's Instagram page is natasha_tracy_writer.
- On a post on her website, Natasha Tracy discusses the correlation between bipolar disorder and mood self-monitoring. On this post she asserts that a people with bipolar disorder need to be aware of their moods in order to track them. She further gives an example of being anxious as one of the possible moods to be experienced.
DR. DENISE McDERMOTT
- Dr. Denise McDermott is a medical doctor with board certifications to be both adult and child psychiatrist.
- Dr. McDermott is an author, podcaster and mental health advocate.
- Dr. McDermott's website is here.
- Dr. McDermott's Facebook page is here.
- Dr. McDermott's Twitter handle @DrDeniseMD
- Dr. McDermott has 71,200 followers on Twitter.
- In one post one her Twitter page, anxiety is described to take many forms like panic attacks and phobias.
- In another post running is stated as one of the activities that can help treat anxiety.
DAVID SUSMAN, PhD.
- Dr. Susman is a licensed clinical psychologist and mental health advocate.
- Dr.Susman is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky.
- Dr. Susman has a load of experience spanning over 24 years and has helped thousands of patients with serious mental disorders and substance abuse.
- Dr. Susman's website is here.
- Dr. Susman's Facebook page is David Susman PhD (@DavidSusmanPhD)
- Dr. Susman's Twitter handle is @DavidSusman
- Dr. Susman's Instagram page is here.
- In an article on his website, Dr. David Susman writes the story of Laura Burton who was suffering from anxiety and depression as means of inspiration for people suffering from the same.
- In an article shared by Dr. Susman on his Facebook page, volunteering is describes as mechanism to deal with anxiety and stress.
Your team started by searching for articles or journals that listed the top influencers leading the conversation on mental health. Then we chose three lists and did a comparison and chose the influencers that appeared on two list or all the lists. We analyzed the profiles of the influencers in terms of their experience, academic qualifications and achievements that made them stand out to be top influencers. We also factored in the number of social media followers.